Thursday, March 12, 2009
Random Question Thursday
Do you have a favorite shower setting?
Full rain with massage
Directed pattern spray
Random pattern spray,
Pulsating jet spray
Here's a bit of too-much-information for your Thursday reading enjoyment:
My husband and I were perfectly happy with our single-setting, no fuss no muss fixed shower head. It was roughly the diameter of a half-dollar and probably cost the same way back when it was initially installed during the late 70s.
But then someone - a houseguest (I'm not naming names) - decided that we needed something more exciting. This houseguest disappeared to the hardware store and reappeared with a super-duper 12-setting shower head that (for a time) did everything but change the light bulb above the sink.
After that (and this was a while ago, hence the note about the time) my husband and I started having the hassle of having to change the other's selected preference of water-dropping-pattern-ratio spray whenever we were scrubbing up.
I had the added problem of having to turn the shower head towards the wall so as to keep the water in the tub, something my husband can't really do because he'd never be able to get all the soap of his body. But I'm not going to quibble about that. I figure the fact that the shower head is the size of a salad plate and our shower is the size of a gym locker is the cause of that added adjustment.
Of course time and minerals conspired against us, and eventually, no matter what setting we wrestled the shower head into, what we got for our trouble was Do-it-Yourself Carwash (Patent pending).
We stopped adjusting the spray and just adjusted its direction. No one needs exfoliation to the bone.
Lately though, the shower head has been providing a rather pleasant effect: big, soft, fat droplet fall everso lightly now. It's quite pleasant not to mention refreshing. The effect isn't really comparable to nature yet still I equate the sensation to that of being caught in a summer rain shower.
Soon, the spray wars begin anew. The spray hits me like a sandblaster until I strong arm the head to my simple rain.
I mentioned this revelation to my husband as deuling settings dance begins once again.
He likes his shower to be injected with tiny needle pricks of water whereas I'd be fine if mine were dumped over my head in a sudden rush as if it were coming from the spigot of a hand pump.
I want to mention it, but complain I shant. The whole point of adjustible showers is to ADJUST.
"You know, I kind of like the way the shower isn't all scrub-your-skin-off anymore."
"Oh, that," he replied. "You didn't notice? I just wiped the crust off with my thumb a few days ago."
"Now that's class-ay."